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1Merry Brexmas! Empty Merry Brexmas! on Sun Dec 24 2017, 13:07

BoltonTillIDie

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Nat Lofthouse
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BRITISH festive treats are flying off the shelves after Brexit with the world unable to get enough of our yuletide food and drink.

Global demand for UK goods including turkey, whisky and cheese has spiked nine per cent compared to 2015.

In the latest figures released by the HMRC, more than £4billion worth of whisky was exported around the world, while the global market ate up £32million of turkey and almost £500million of cheese in the past 12 months.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told The Express that the figures, more than a year since the EU referendum, was: "clear evidence that UK companies are succeeding on the world stage and as an international economic department we are banging the drum for the growing demand for our goods and services".

Other popular exports that saw a boom included £4.2million of fresh cranberries, £313,000 worth of Brussels sprouts and almost £110million of mince pies, fruit cake and Christmas Stollen.

Britain's largest food export is chocolate, with salmon the second most popular export.

But it's not just British food and drink that the global market is lapping up, with Sherlock, Doctor Who and Top Gear seeing a 10 per cent jump in international sales to £1.3billion last year.

Minister for Trade and Export Promotion Rona Fairhead said: “This Christmas families across the world will enjoy British-made food, drink and entertainment.

"This is a terrific time for our dynamic and innovative exporters to show the world what we offer."

A study recently revealed that Britain stands to save £90b in trade tariffs when we leave the EU.

British manufacturing firms also enjoyed a boost in export orders after the Brexit vote.

A cheaper pound helped export growth soar at the fastest rate for two years in August, according to the poll by the Confederation of British Industry.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5205368/brexit-boost-for-britains-christmas-food-and-drinks-exports-as-global-demand-hits-all-time-high/

2Merry Brexmas! Empty Re: Merry Brexmas! on Sun Dec 24 2017, 13:19

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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I was initially interested. Then I saw the source. Surprised

3Merry Brexmas! Empty Re: Merry Brexmas! on Tue Dec 26 2017, 15:00

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
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We make German Stollen Bread and grow American cranberries in Britain?

Didn't realise that cocoa could grow in Britain either. Or the sugar needed to turn it into chocolate.

Still we live and learn. 

Of course, we'll have to rename Brussels sprouts when we leave the EU, but otherwise it all sounds very British. But don't forget all ASDA turkeys are imported from Brazil!

4Merry Brexmas! Empty Re: Merry Brexmas! on Tue Dec 26 2017, 17:57

xmiles

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Youri Djorkaeff
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@boltonbonce wrote:I was initially interested. Then I saw the source. Surprised

Exactly.

5Merry Brexmas! Empty Re: Merry Brexmas! on Tue Dec 26 2017, 20:40

BoltonTillIDie

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Nat Lofthouse
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must be bollox then Laughing

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